(Gilchrist’s disease; North American blastomycosis) Blastomycosis is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of spores of the dimorphic fungus B. dermatitidis. Occasionally, the fungus spread hematogenous what causes extrapulmonary disease. The symptoms are caused by pneumonia or dissemination of multiple organs, most commonly the skin. The diagnosis is clinically detected by chest X-ray, or both and confirmed by laboratory evidence of the fungus. The treatment is carried out with…

September 3, 2018